disrupt vs interrupt what difference

what is difference between disrupt and interrupt

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin disruptus, from disrumpere, commonly dirumpere (to break or burst asunder), from dis-, di- (apart, asunder) + rumpere (to break).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪsˈɹʌpt/, /dɪzˈɹʌpt/, /dɪzˈɹʊpt/
  • Rhymes: -ʌpt

Verb

disrupt (third-person singular simple present disrupts, present participle disrupting, simple past and past participle disrupted)

  1. (transitive) To throw into confusion or disorder.
  2. (transitive) To interrupt or impede.
  3. (transitive) To improve a product or service in ways that displace an established one and surprise the market.

Related terms

  • disruptable, disruptible
  • disruption
  • disruptive

Translations

Adjective

disrupt (comparative more disrupt, superlative most disrupt)

  1. (obsolete) Torn off or torn asunder; severed; disrupted.

Further reading

  • disrupt in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • disrupt in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • disrupt at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • prudist


English

Alternative forms

  • interrumpt (archaic), interroupt (rare), interrout (obsolete)

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin interruptus, from interrumpere (to break apart, break to pieces, break off, interrupt), from inter (between) + rumpere (to break).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɪntəˈɹʌpt/ (verb)
  • (verb)
  • Rhymes: -ʌpt (verb)
  • IPA(key): /ˈɪntəˌɹʌpt/ (noun)
  • Hyphenation: in‧ter‧rupt

Verb

interrupt (third-person singular simple present interrupts, present participle interrupting, simple past and past participle interrupted)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To disturb or halt (an ongoing process or action, or the person performing it) by interfering suddenly.
  2. (transitive) To divide; to separate; to break the monotony of.
  3. (transitive, computing) To assert to (a computer) that an exceptional condition must be handled.

Antonyms

  • continue
  • resume

Related terms

  • interruptee
  • interrupter
  • interruption
  • abrupt
  • corrupt
  • disrupt

Translations

Noun

interrupt (plural interrupts)

  1. (computing, electronics) An event that causes a computer or other device to temporarily cease what it was doing and attend to a condition.

Derived terms

Translations

Further reading

  • interrupt in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • interrupt in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • interrupt at OneLook Dictionary Search

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